Jim Acosta from CNN has created a nightmare for other journalist’s in the White House. His hard press pass was revoked then reinvoked for his antics during a presser on November 7th.
Because he was incapable of professional behavior now a code of conduct has been implemented. (More below.)
Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary issued a notice regarding Jim and his behavior and the new rules because of his hard press pass being revoked.
Saagar Enjeti who is the White House correspondent with the Daily Caller tweeted out a message for all of America to see.
Enjeti said, “SARAH SANDERS says that Acosta’s press pass has been restored, sets new explicit standards of conduct for POTUS press conferences, and warns that they will do so for press in other non-public areas if they must.”
He then attached the notice from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Specifically, it included 4 new rules for Jim and everyone else.
Basically, White House journalists will be called upon to ask a single question then will yield. If a follow-up question is allowed then the questioner will yield the floor. Then the White House defined what “yielding” means since Jim did not seem to understand he had to give up the mic. (See the list below.)
The White House has to have rules because Acosta could not behave professionally. (Continued below.)
The letter also explained that the White House expected journalists to behave professionally and hope the professional behavior extends to Air Force One and outside the White House during pressers.
See tweet below:
SARAH SANDERS says that Acosta's press pass has been restored, sets new explicit standards of conduct for POTUS press conferences, and warns that they will do so for press in other non-public areas if they must. I pic.twitter.com/Q3FB0kTsPP
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) November 19, 2018